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Johnny Loves Nature

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Address: Monteverde, 5556, Costa Rica
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+506 8388 8875
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Private Tours with Naturalist local Tour Guide of Monteverde I offer

* Wild...

Private Tours with Naturalist local Tour Guide of Monteverde I offer

* Wild life Tour Curicancha, * Bird watchingMonteverde Cloud Forest, * Night Walk Monteverde, * Over Night, (Two days in Maximos Station) * Cerro tress amigos hike * MT bike trips *Volcano tour *Lava fiel Tour,*Bird watchang in Arenal,* Rio Celeste,*Cerro chato Hike Arenal,Observatory Lodge walk,*waterfalls hikes Come explore the fascinating world of tropical mammals, birds and bugs on this one of a kind adventure trek through the Rain forest and Cloud Forest of Arenal Mountain Range(Monteverde and ARenal Volcano). This 3 to 4 hour tour is one of the most fascinating excursions in the area and shouldn't be missed. We'll go in search of the creatures you love to loath that creepand fly from Coatis, Tucans to capussine Monkeys. 3 to 5 hour activitys....Sincerly...Johnny Villegas Naturalist & Adventure Tour Guide

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US$27.00*
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Monteverde Rainforest Night Walk
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US$130.00*
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Combo Tour: Monteverde Cloud Forest Nature Tour and Night Walk
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US$38.00*
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Hike

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A great guide!

My husband and I took two tours (a night walk and a daytime walk) in Tortuguero, where Johnny joined the local guide in helping to spot animals, birds, lizards, etc. Even though... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helen W
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took two tours (a night walk and a daytime walk) in Tortuguero, where Johnny joined the local guide in helping to spot animals, birds, lizards, etc. Even though he is based in Monteverde, a cloud forest, Johnny has such an expansive knowledge of all things "nature," he was able to add so much to our Tortuguero... More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

What a great night! It was warm, with a light mist, but almost clear skies...the stars were beautiful in the clearings. Being solo, I had to join in with a family. While they were quite sweet (the young son and Dad were super into it), they had been on tours like this before (The Amazon)...so were busy comparing. They wanted... More 

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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

We went on a guided night walk in Monteverde with Johnny. It was great! He really has the eyes of a hawk and was able to spot so many animals that we would have completely missed. We saw a sloth, a sleeping toucan, tarantulas, and a mouse among other things. He is such a cheerful and funny guy who really... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Best guide I've ever had. A true naturalist who loves what he does. Thank you Johnny for helping me find such beautiful animals.

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2 Thank Mike C
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I enjoyed the guided tour he provided. He pointed out many interesting facts about the plants, animals, and history of the rain forest.

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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Johnny is a fabulous guide. He really does love nature and he totally understood our desire for some intensive birding. But he also was super-friendly, so the activity was light and full of interesting information, conversation, and some good laughs. Johnny was able to point out dozens of birds that my wife and I would probably have missed, even with... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

If you want a guide who is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, has the sight of an eagle and is a thoroughly nice person, Johnny is your man. We saw so much we would never have spotted without him including quetzals. And so reasonably priced. Thanks Johnny.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We did a day tour /hike in the cloud forrest, and a night tour with Johnny, absolutely recommended! Johnny is very knowledgeable, as well as he is kind and humorous. A++ would hike again.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

John's enthusiasm for nature knows no bounds. He is chatty and full of knowledge and his love for his job and home town is contagious. He saw birds we couldn't even hear which was extraordinary. He adapted our day into two separate spells so that he could do some research in the middle of the day to ensure we saw... More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Very funny guide. Spots animals which others would never spot. Adjusts the tour to your demands. Afterwards we drank moonshine in his favorite pub :-) Highly recommend this guy if you want to see the things you want to see and have some fun along the way. If you're more the boring type: leave this guy alone so he can... More 

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